About the Job

Full Time Animal Care Assistant

£12.00ph plus benefits

About Us

Vets Now are the UK’s leading provider of emergency pet care, providing a trusted service to more than 1700 veterinary practices – from 60 plus dedicated out-of-hours clinics and two 24/7 pet emergency hospitals. You will be joining a dedicated team of Vets, Nurses, Animal Care Assistants, Receptionists in our 24/7 emergency and speciality referral Manchester Hospital. The Vets Now Pet Emergency Hospital in Manchester provides both a first-class referral service and an out-of-hours emergency service for veterinary practices in and around the Manchester area.

Key Responsibilities

As an Animal Care Assistant at Vets Now, you will play a crucial role in assisting our clinical teams with providing a comfortable and stress-free in-patient environment whilst negotiating busy shifts in an emergency clinic. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Working under the guidance of Vet Nurses and Vet Surgeons.
  • Handling patients for basic procedures and assisting with running diagnostic tests.
  • Assisting in setting up and clearing down theatres for surgical procedures.
  • Ensuring all in-patients have their basic husbandry needs attended to.

Working pattern

A full time Animal Care Assistant works on average 40 hours per week across the following rota pattern:

Monday to Friday working either 07:00 to 15:00 or 12:00 to 20:00.

1:3 weekends working either 07:00 to 15:00 or 12:00 to 20:00.

Plus, a fair share of bank holidays.

Why Join Us?

  • 7 weeks pro rata annual leave
  • Your birthday as a paid day off
  • Cash Health Plan provided by Simply Health
  • Vets Now For You – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • £780 CPD allowance pro-rata
  • 10 hours paid CPD hours annually pro-rata
  • Family-friendly policies including sick, maternity, paternity and adoption pay schemes
  • UK Standard Pension contributions – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Up to 50% discounted staff pet care
  • Paid volunteering days
  • Death in service of two times annual salary